The results of the Beas study demonstrate the utility of our methodology. We currently are working on a finer-grained chronological analysis in which the environmental data are integrated in a larger regional perspective. Documentation of site contours, features and material remains will provide a baseline for future research, which we hope will constitute a lasting legacy that documents their condition in 2001. At sites like Vainiwal and Lohoma Lal Tibba where their undulating surface features have slowed destruction, we hope that measures will be taken to preserve them.
A major goal of the research was to assess the relationship between Beas settlements and Harappa based on a comparative study of material remains. We noted several features that were similar, if not identical, to Harappa. They included production technologies such as the two-chambered kilns, several of which were present at Vainiwal, at Chak 90-12L and other sites not discussed here. The presence of script etched on sherds at Vainiwal and the seal impressed pointed base goblets at Lohoma Lal Tibba indicate close ties and interaction between the city and outlying communities. We also noted artifacts and raw materials from outside of the sphere of Harappa that were indicative of interregional contacts that may have been independent of their connections with Harappa.